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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:15 PM
4wd wagon 5spd. Having trouble with the loyale,, wont start and i just started to investigate why. I am sure I will have questions, looks like a great site for answers. Thanks
Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:29 PM
Needing more Details in Order to Help you to Fix your Subie, but an Easy Fix and a Good Point to Start Searchin` For the Cause is the Fusible Links.
I Suggest you to Check them, inside the Black Box attached to the Overflow Tank, aside the Battery...
Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:55 AM
Edited by ivantruckman, 16 March 2009 - 09:03 AM.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:36 PM
the car sits for 2-4 weeks and then i drive it for a few days. this time it would not start and here is what i have found out so far..
i checked the fuel pump, which was replaced about 5000 miles ago and it pumps fuel.
fusible links are all good.
fuses all good and power to fuses 11,12 and 5 checked and all is good.
horn works,, hazard flashers work on rear BUT not on the front ?? i will have to pull the bulbs and replace them to know more.
turns over great,, rotor turns, acts like it is not getting fuel or spark though.
i will check the ignition and ECU but i do not know what they look like or exactly where they are located. Help with this would be appreciated.
I am sure i will get it fixed so i am going to go to NAPA and get a new cap and rotor --( they need it!!! ) before going to work today.
any tips besides the ignition switch and ECU??
I don't have anyone to help me ,, how would i check for a spark when working on the car by myself??
Thanks for any help guys.. see you:)
Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:56 PM
an old cap can be the problem too, it may also be cracked, or moisture build up in the cap
good call to go ahead and replace and go from there
I check spark by myself with a spark checker , you can get it from napa ,there cheap , it plugs in line with a plug wire , and uses a ground clamp. i put it up by the windshield wiper and than you can see it from inside the car while you crank it
Edited by ivantruckman, 16 March 2009 - 02:07 PM.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:18 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:09 PM
I have checked for loose ground wires and can not find any,, I checked the coil and it checks ok (10ohms each side) with ohm meter but the spark is very weak orange color and it is leaking oil. I ordered a new coil, plugs and plug wire set thru 'parts geek' today. I will actually be suprised if this is the fix but who knows. :-\
How can I check the ECU? where is it located? Thanks again.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:03 PM
I will give it a closer look and replace plug wires and plugs, filter and whatever else it looks in need of.
Thank you all very much for your helpful comments, sorry I took so long in responding.
Edited by limbo, 03 April 2009 - 08:05 PM.
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